2 Marshall women hurt in 3-car accident at Odell Avenue and Highway 240
Two Marshall women received minor injuries from a three-car accident at the intersection of Highway 240 and Odell Avenue Wednesday, Jan. 9, according to a press release from Marshall Police Department.
Maria Viorato, 24, and passenger Lisa Cravens, 39, were traveling northbound on Odell Avenue in a 1997 Mitsubishi Diamante, crossing Highway 240, when the car was struck on the passenger side by a 1997 Cadillac Deville, driven by Allen Patton, 48, of St. Joseph, according to the report.
The impact caused the Mitsubishi to spin and strike a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Shirley Bosley, 39, of Marshall, which was stopped at the stop sign in the southbound lane of Odell Avenue, police said.
After colliding with the Pontiac, the Mitsubishi slid backward down the embankment on the northwest side of the intersection, coming to rest in a drainage ditch, police said.
Marshall Fire Department was called to the scene to assist emergency personal in extracting the occupants of the Mitsubishi. Both Viorato and Cravens received minor injuries and were transported to Fitzgibbon Hospital by Saline County Ambulance District No. 3, where they were treated for their injuries, police said.
Everyone involved in the accident was wearing their safety belts.
Viorato was issued summonses for no driver's license and failure to stop and yield at a stop intersection, according to police.
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